Links 12/30/20

Links for you. Science:

How Mink, Like Humans, Were Slammed by the Coronavirus
How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men
A New Population of Blue Whales Was Discovered Hiding in the Indian Ocean
Just How Dark Were the Dark Ages?
Routine testing is essential to combat Covid-19 surges


Larry Is Lying
Hiding Covid-19: How the Trump Administration Suppresses Photography of the Pandemic. The U.S. government has reinforced media restrictions at hospitals, reducing the flow of disturbing images of the pandemic.
The Fraudulent Universalism of Barack Obama (must-read)
Why Is Marcia Fudge Being Nominated to HUD, if Not Tokenism? The guarantee of safe and affordable housing is too important for HUD to continue being treated as the short straw.
The US has suffered a massive cyberbreach. It’s hard to overstate how bad it is
Repurposing Utopia
Abandonment Issues: The number of abandoned oil and gas wells is on the verge of exploding. These industry insiders want to be part of the solution.
Why Trump’s ‘Beautiful’ Federal Building Order May Be Here to Stay
Buy Every American an Electric Moped (would rather invest in mass transit at that scale, but if we did both…; also there are some significant implementation problems)
Make Schools More Human
Behind Trump Clemency, a Case Study in Special Access
Nine months into the pandemic, a $1,200 relief check only goes so far
Don’t Let Trump Claim Credit for the $2,000 Direct Payments
There Goes the Neighborhood: What really caused the decline of 18th & Vine
Jen O’Malley Dillon Fell Into Joe Biden’s Unity Trap
Remote learning has been a disaster for many students. But some kids have thrived
Tech Giants Are Giving China a Vital Edge in Espionage
Endless Winter: A Fresh Look at the Donner Party Saga
Race to Control U.S. Senate: “Georgians for Kelly Loeffler” Campaign Committee Packed with NY and CA Trading Firm Billionaires
After COVID-19 passes, we must keep making personal protective equipment in America
The first Covid vaccines were triumphs. What if the next are only OK?

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